Doggy Teeth Cleaning

Cleaning your dog’s teeth

As with us humans, keeping your dog’s teeth clean is very important to avoid plaque build-up and dental disease. Dental disease is very common in dogs, second only to ear infections, and can be extremely uncomfortable – much like we would experience. 

And some breeds are more susceptible to dental disease than others, for example, Brachycephalic dogs, like Pugs and Chihuahuas, have poorly aligned jaws with crowded or absent teeth 

As with everything its always easier to start teeth cleaning when they’re a puppy and brush their teeth every day to get them used to it. However, if you haven’t been able to do this then gradually introduce the activity by having your finger near their mouth. Maintain the habit and slowly introduce brushing until this is natural.

You’ll need a to buy a dog toothpaste as human ones aren’t suitable. A special dog toothbrush that goes over your finger can be used to brush their teeth, otherwise you could use a child sized toothbrush.

You should keep brushing their teeth as part of a regular grooming routine.

When to contact your vet

Regular brushing can keep plaque and dental disease away, but you must contact your vet if your dog has any urgent symptoms such as:

  • Bleeding or damaged gums 
  • Mouth is infected giving off a fouler than usual smell
  • Discoloured teeth that die and fall out
  • Sensitive or painful teeth
  • Noticeable difficulty in eating.

Emmi-Pet Ultrasonic Toothbrushing

  • Stylish Fido uses an Emmi-Pet ultrasonic toothbrush to clean your dogs’ teeth. It is completely silent, non-vibrating and non-invasive as it is held against the teeth with no brushing action resulting in a much calmer experience for your dog. Find out more on the ultrasonic toothbrush blog.

Seasons Greetings 2020

Hello and woofs to you

I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your support in this very tricky year, and hope the forthcoming festive season keeps you well and safe.

It’s been a bonkers year for us humans, and our doggy friends must have found it all a bit weird having us home more too!

As this year draws to a close, I wanted to let you know what I am doing to help you and your dogs.

Firstly, I launched an online booking system during lockdown which is proving very successful. It’s easy to use, so please feel free to try it out if you haven’t already Services & Booking – Stylish Fido

I am also making changes to the salon to make it more ‘green’, ethical, and even better for your dogs and I look forward to letting you know more in my next email.

I’m planning to send these emails full of useful information out regularly, but of course if you would prefer not to receive them please unsubscribe using the link below. I will also be uploading the content to my website as it is written, so you can always visit the website to see what’s new.

I do need to let you know that if you unsubscribe from Marketing messages, I may still email you about  any urgent updates to my services, if needed.

That’s all for now

Best wishes, roll on 2021

Caroline and Willow x

New On-line Booking System – Its here!

Whilst I have been in lockdown my website developer (the saint!) and I have been busy putting a new online booking system into place, and this is now live.

It is found on services/bookings page on this website and I welcome everyone to use it where you know how long your groom usually takes. eg 1hour, 1.5hours, 3 hours.  There are booking slots for all these.

So for current clients, please feel free to book your grooms for your next, or even the whole years worth of appointments. 

The system will send me an email which I can approve and confirm your booking, and an email will be sent to remind you about your booking the day before. Awesome.

If you do not know the time it will take for a groom, or if you need longer time than usual, please feel free to book something and put in the comments your notes, I can amend your booking and contact you if necessary.

If you are a new client, please fill in the booking enquiry form on the contact page, and I will contact you. 

You will be able to book grooms, teeth cleaning session (30 mins each), TTouch training/general dog training sessions.

If you wish to book nail clipping as a separate entity, please contact me via the enquiry form/call me/text me/FB me however you wish and I will book you in.

Do hope you enjoy the new system and it works for all of us.


APDT – Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Over the last year, I have been working hard on my dog training qualifications, and am proud to say I have now passed all my theory and completed the classroom elements, and am now awaiting a full assessment in July.

I have now full Student membership and am fully able to teach all range of dogs and owners basic commands, behaviours and general good manners in both a 1-2-1 and full class situations.

Full membership will be given when I pass my assessment and more theory homework to be submitted early 2020, with assessment date booked for July 2020.

Classes will be starting soon!

Happy days, Happy dogs, Happy owners.

More Qualifications!!

I am so pleased to announce that I have now graduated to P2 TTouch practitioner.

This recognises my experience with TTouch, through workshops, ongoing training and continued development.

I am now able to teach 2-day workshops if I wish… watch this space !

Woop woop

2020 Workshops ! New Venue! – Sat 28th March 2020- POSTPONED

Introduction to Tellington TTouch for Companion Animals Workshop 2020

Same venue, also Wednesday 15th April 2020.

Please feel free to contact me if you are at all interested in attending a day workshop in Sussex.

Labels and Intention

At one of my successful workshops this year (2014), we talked about ‘labels’ we use on our dogs e.g. my dog is ‘naughty‘ or she is ‘my poor rescue’.  When we attach emotions and negative words to describe our animals we see them imperfect or having problems.  They may not be the perfect beings we imagined or are striving for, but how about we call them ‘challenging and in-training’ or ‘my new best friend’ . When we think and talk of them negatively we put that emotion down the lead and reinforce feelings we don’t actually want to encourage.  So give your loved companions a pat on the back, imagine them as you want them to be, and strive forward with perfect intentions and help your animal be the best they can be, they will follow your lead – literally!